Instructional Aide Exam
No Child Left Behind Act
The No Child Left Behind Act was passed by Congress in January of 2001. This federal law requires that paraprofessionals who work in schools that are supported with Title I funds and provide instructional support in the classroom must be "highly qualified". This law defines "highly qualified" as having a high school diploma and one of the following:
California Education Code 45344.4 requires that no person shall be assigned to assist in instruction as an instructional aide unless the person has demonstrated proficiency in basic reading, writing and mathematics skills up to or exceeding that required for high school seniors in the local high schools.
Passage of this test will satisfy both the requirements of California Education Code as well as the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.
A picture I.D. must be presented on the day of the examination.
Payment can be made in person (exact cash or money order only - no personal checks) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at least two days prior to your testing day. SEATING IS LIMITED. Register in person at:
Payment can be made by mail (exact cash or money order only - no checks) using this form. Payment and the completed form must be received at least two days prior to your testing day. Print, complete, and mail the form with your $10 cash or money order payment to:
You are not registered until your $10 fee is received. Those registering by mail will receive a confirmation receipt by mail once the fee has been received and registration is complete.
If you are unable to participate in the exam on the day for which you registered, please notify the Human Resources Department by calling (559) 733-6306 as soon as possible. You may reschedule to a later date if notice is given prior to the originally scheduled exam.
Results will be mailed approximately three weeks after the exam. Please do not call for test results.
If you need a certificate re-issued, please complete the Replacement Certificate Request Form. There is a $5 fee (no personal checks accepted). Send the request and fee to the P.O. box listed on the form.
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County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
2637 West Burrel
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091
phone: (559) 733-6300
fax: (559) 627-5219
TTY (hearing impaired): (559) 733-6307
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